Hi! The issues of not paying teachers their step increments under Triborough in Locust Valley is now continuing into it’s second year. In addition, the teachers have now worked 15 months without a contract (remember what that was like in Roslyn in 2009?). They are asking Locust Valley parents to attend a Board meeting on Weds., Sept. 30. Listed below is the specific information. I urge you to attend to support your children’s past, present and future teachers. I know they will greatly appreciate it.
As you know, the Locust Valley SEA has been engaged in a protracted bargaining conflict with their district. As you are also aware, the Locust Valley district has challenged the longstanding principle that automatic payment of step increments is mandated by the Triborough Amendment to the Taylor law and they have refused to pay any step increments to bargaining unit members while bargaining continues. The LVSEA and NYSUT are pursuing all legal remedies to force the district to comply with the law, but all public employees in NYS would be directly threatened should the district prevail in this matter.
President Gaby Harrington has asked our office to inform you that the LVSEA is hosting a meet and greet for Locust Valley parents and community members who are interested in helping to end the protracted bargaining conflict in Locust Valley.
The LVSEA will be serving sandwiches and water before the 9/30/15 LV BOE meeting from 6:45 to 7:45 in the High School cafeteria. LVSEA is calling it a "pre game" where interested parties can join LVSEA members for conversation and then sit with them at the BOE meeting.
Please stand in solidarity with the LVSEA members on September 30. The fight they are waging is a fight for all of us.
Any questions can be directed to Gaby at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com><mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>.
TOPIC LINK: http://members.longislandteachers.org/content/letter-members-living-locust-valley-e-russel-roslyn-please-send-your-members
MANAGE SUBSCRIPTIONS: http://members.longislandteachers.org/user/375/subscriptions